French authorities are investigating this year’s alleged rape incident at the Elysee Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The prosecutor’s office of Paris said this on Friday. The prosecutor’s office said the investigation was launched on July 12. However, she did not immediately confirm French media reports that a female palace soldier had accused an employee of rape on July 1.
French media also reported that President Emmanuel Macron was not there when the incident allegedly took place but had gone to an event. However, Macron remains in the Elysee Palace. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the accused worker was examined as an “assisted witness”. An assisted witness means that he was not interrogated as a suspect surrounded by probable charges.
declined to comment on the current judicial inquiry
The office did not confirm anything further than this and did not give any further details. The Elysee Palace also said it could not comment on the current judicial inquiry. He said that the accused has been removed from his post and the authorities are now awaiting the conclusion of the judicial inquiry. Based on which a decision will be taken regarding the further course of action.